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"It’s Not a Lie If You Believe It": Learn How to Become a Better Bluffer

Evolutionary biology shows being able to deceive -- and avoid being detected when deceiving -- increases the chance of survival. The same is true in poker.

Three Reasons to Check-Raise in No-Limit Hold'em

The check-raise is an important postflop tool in no-limit hold'em, but it should always be performed with a specific, well-supported reason in mind.

Strategy Vault: Shootout Strategy at the World Series of Poker

From the Strategy Vault, pros give advice for how best to approach shootout events at the World Series of Poker.

Mike Comisso Analyzes His Queen-High Hero Call at PNIA Golden Nugget

During heads-up play at the Poker Night in America at Golden Nugget, Mike Comisso made a big queen-high call and was right. He shares his thought process.

Eight Tips for Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Eight-or-Better

With the World Series of Poker in full swing, everyone is playing mixed games again. Here are eight tips to give you an edge in stud hi-low eight-or-better.

Evaluating Different Types of Flops in No-Limit Hold'em

The more you play no-limit hold'em, the more you recognize different types of flops and how well they hit players' hands according to their preflop play.

Don't Try This At Home: Michael Mizrachi's Take on Poker Strategy

With $14.8 million in tournament winnings, Michael Mizrachi is doing something right. But how does he do it? "The Grinder" shares some ideas with PokerNews.

Jonathan Little Turns the Nuts and Slow Plays, and Trouble Follows

Sometimes slow playing is the best way to get value with strong hands, but it can cause problems, too, as Jonathan Little shows in a WSOP Main Event hand.

The Pros and Cons of Late Registration With the WPT's Tony Dunst

Some tournament pros often register late, while others avoid doing so at all costs. Tony Dunst breaks down the good and the bad of starting tourneys late.

Muhammad Ali on How to Be "The Greatest" Poker Player

Muhammad Ali well knew the importance of being prepared before he'd "dance under those lights." As a poker player, how well do you prepare yourself to play?

Mark Herm Breaks Down a Hand Versus Daniel Negreanu

Mark Herm analyzes a big hand he played versus Daniel Negreanu deep in the $3K NLHE 6-max at the 2016 World Series of Poker.

Why Stack-to-Pot Ratio Determines All Tournament Play

Reid Young discusses stack-to-pot ratio (SPR) as it relates to tournament strategy, showing how the same hand can play differently depending on the SPR.

Hand Review: Collin Grubaugh Under-Reps on the Flop at a Final Table

Mo Nuwwarah analyzes a final-table hand from the iNinja World Championship at Planet Hollywood that illustrates the potential value of under-representing.

Keep Your Tournament Game Simple: Five Common Stack Sizes and What To Do with Them

Here are the five most common stack sizes in poker tournaments and how you should be playing them.

Hand Analysis with Stream Team Member and New WSOP Bracelet Winner Chase Bianchi

Chase Bianchi just joined the PokerNews Twitch Stream Team, and soon after won his first WSOP bracelet. He analyzes a key hand from deep in his run.

Assess Strange Poker Situations Accurately with This One Weird Trick

Poker pro and author Nate Meyvis (Thinking Tournament Poker) explains a way to approximate combos at the tables when putting opponents on hand ranges.

Five No-Limit Hold'em Lessons Learned from Non-NLHE Games

No-limit hold'em is nearly everyone's favorite game, but did you know you can improve your NLHE game by playing other variants? Here are five ways you can.

Make Razz Great Again, with Adam Owen and Ian Shaw

Razz is a much-maligned, underrated poker variant. But it's a game that rewards skill, and teaches a lot about poker, too, says Adam Owen and Ian Shaw.

How to Extract Value? Flopping Top Set in a Five-Bet Pot

Jonathan Little reviews a hand from the WSOP Main Event in which he flopped a set of aces, then tries (and in his view, fails) to maximize value thereafter.

Seven Reasons Not to Be the Table's Poker Know-It-All

A player makes an obviously incorrect statement about poker odds -- do you correct? Learn to avoid teaching others how to beat you at the poker tables.